Shocking moment: A woman was crushed to death at a Mexico City gym after a 400-pound barbell fell on her neck.
- Surveillance video from a gym in Mexico City shows the moment a 42-year-old woman drops a 400-pound barbell around her neck before dying on Monday.
- The woman stepped under the bar while the man and her daughter watched her before she lifted it over her head for about four seconds.
- The barbell landed on her neck and pinned her to the ground as other gym goers rushed to her aid.
- The woman, whose name has not been released, died at the scene.
A 42-year-old woman was crushed to death while trying to lift a 400kg barbell at a gym in Mexico City.
On Monday, the victim was exercising at a fitness center when a barbell fell on her neck as her daughter and another man watched in shock.
Security camera footage from the training center shows a woman stepping under a barbell that appears to have at least four weight plates on each end.
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A security camera photo shows the last moment of a 42-year-old woman’s life in Mexico City, Mexico, before a 400-pound barbell fell on her neck.
Red Cross paramedics said the 42-year-old woman showed no vital signs when they arrived at the gym.
The Mexico City Attorney General’s Office is investigating the death of a 42-year-old woman who was crushed by a 400-pound barbell at a Mexico City gym on Monday night.
She appears to be in control of the heavy barbell for about four seconds, but then it falls on her neck, causing her to collapse to the ground.
Afterwards, the gym goers run up to her and remove the metal from her as she quickly falls back unconscious. One man turns her aside.
A 42-year-old woman (center) walks up to a 400-pound barbell as her daughter (right) watches her before the metal bar slams into her neck and kills her.
A 42-year-old woman tries to lift a 400-pound barbell moments before she loses control of it.
A 42-year-old woman lies unconscious on the ground as her daughter (right) watches her. moments after a 400-pound barbell fell on her neck
The man then moves quickly away from her as she begins to bleed from the head area.
Red Cross medics found the woman with no signs of life and pronounced her dead at the scene.
Authorities have yet to release the name of the victim. The Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City is investigating the incident.